• Duration

    Dates for 2021 are still to be confirmed

  • Location

    Planet Dive – Batangas, Philippines

  • Available Tickets

    Minimum 7 guests

  • Price

    2020 price – R27 000

    Price for 2021 to be confirmed

  • Deposit

    R4000-  non refundable

SourceWith over 7,000 islands in the country, the Philippine archipelago offers unlimited opportunities for underwater exploration.

Philippines is located at the tip of The Coral Triangle, the global centre of marine biodiversity, houses 75% of all known coral species and 40% of the world’s reef fish species.

Dive sites are reached using the traditional bangka boat, which is commonly used for fishing, public transportation, and recreational purposes such as island hopping, snorkelling, and scuba diving.


The Diving

There are over 50+ dive sites around Anilao and they are primarily located on the south-western part of the island. Divers and underwater photographers are attracted to these sites for the incredible diversity, rich reefs, variety of fish, unexpected critters and nudibranchs turning up at every corner. The beachfront resorts are nestled against the jungle and provide exotic scenery while riding to and from dive sites.

Virtually every variety of juvenile fish and critter imaginable can be found in Anilao. Larger marine life is also found in Anilao, including large schools of jacks, the occasional turtle and giant seahorses. At Mainit point, which has strong currents, we’ve seen up to 4 great barracuda hunting, along with giant and bluefin trevally. Reef sharks are occasionally seen down deep at dive sites with stronger currents and on very rare occasions people have seen small whale sharks.

Anilao has some unique soft coral forests, generally found at 70 – 130ft deep, which are mostly unexplored and can turn up rare critters such as seahorses and rhinopias.

  • On the first day we will do shore entry dives.
  • The other 4 days of diving will be made up of 2- 3 boat dives and then for those who would like, shore entry dive

Additional Activities

During our time in Anilao Batangas, we have arranged an island hoping day, during which clients will get to travel to the different islands in the area and snorkel in the waters. The day also includes a lunch for clients to enjoy on one of the islands.

Clients can also choose to explore the area on their own. There are many activities in the area such as :

  • Kayaking
  • Hiking up mt. Gulugod Baboy
  • Enjoying a massage at one of the local spas
  • Visit to lake Taal


Divers will need to hold at least an Open Water Qualification. However if you wish to make the most out of your trip, we recommend divers have their Advanced qualification with qualifications in Night and Limited visibility and Deep diver specialties.